An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hubbell Smith
Maxwell Emery
Roy Lefcourt
Sal Naftari
Jerry Fewster
Ron Frazier ...
Gil Hovey
Betsy Okamoto
Crocker Nevin ...
Warner Ackerman
Marvin Chatinover ...
Henry Lipscomb
Ira Wheeler ...
Mr. Whitelaw (as Ira B. Wheeler)
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Mrs. Fewster


An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

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The most erotic thing in their world was money.


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11 December 1981 (USA)  »

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Das Rollover-Komplott  »

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The name of the petro-chemical company was Winterchem Enterprises whilst the name of the New York bank was the Borough National Bank. The size of the loan from Saudi Arabia was $500 million whilst the number of the bank account was Account Number 21214. See more »


Maxwell Emery: Listen me out! Money, capital, has a life of its own. It's a force of the nature like gravity, like the oceans, it flows where it wants to flow. This whole thing with the Arabs and gold is inevitable, we're just going with the tide. The only question is whether you wanna let it go like an unguided missile and raise hell or whether you wanna keep it in the hands of responsible people, keep it channable, keep it quiet.
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7 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie reminds me that Hollywood is increasingly snubbing the American audience's intelligence. Today, most mainstream movies overuse slang and movie plots deal with either complete fantasy or complete idiocy. I am curious as to who rates the movies on most internet movie databases because Rollover received such low marks. Compared to most thrillers today, Rollover has a very credible plot and it is extremely engaging even with all the financial/investment jargon. This movie falls into the category of "must watch films" such as Apocalypse Now, Dr. Strangelove, and Boiler Room. It is wild to realize that the content of this fictional, financial thriller is based on the exact business policies and goals of the gigantic banking industry of today! It is shocking that the allegiance of the American banking industry is purely to profit rather than supporting American businesses-- US banks somehow find it more profitable to make precarious alliances with foreign investors. It encourages us to think about all the drama that must have been brewing in the WTC and, subsequently, the tragic event of 9-11.

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